7/26/2013
BRIGHT WHITES—Above, Hank Parker tells his audience about Suerke, a 14-month-old white horse during Tales at the Ranch at the Camarillo Ranch House on July 17. The Camarillo White Horse Association was guest for the day. Left, Rebecca Miller of Santa Rosa Valley gets up close and personal with Azula, a 3-year-old white. Many white horses have dark eyes, although some, like Azula, sport pretty bl...
6/27/2013
Guadalupe, CA - June 27, 2013: The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center is pleased to announce that the organization has received funding to support a nature-based creative writing program that the organization will offer in summer programs in Santa Maria and Guadalupe. Selected writing samples will be included in a published book that will be sold through the Dunes Center, with complimentary copies pr...
6/20/2013
Driving along the main street of flat, sleepy Guadalupe—population less than 8,000, according to the most recent census reports—there’s little evidence that gilded chariots driven by film extras once raced up and down the town’s thoroughfare. And walking along the timeless stretches of sand Guadalupe boasts of in its motto, “Gateway to the dunes,” you could be forgiven for overlooking...
6/6/2013
A reception at the Cambria Center for the Arts Friday, June 7, features not one but two honored guests: featured artist Tish Rogers and author Michele Smith.Rogers artwork will hang through June with the “In Depth Views” show in the gallery at the Old Grammar School. Smith will sign her latest book “The Saints of San Simeon.” Both are Cambria residents.The reception runs from 5:30 to...
5/5/2013
Attention history buffs, your stagecoach has come in.A new program called Passport 2 History will make visits to more than 50 museums, old homes and ranches—many of them in the area—easy, fun and educational.The program was designed by the Leonis Adobe Association in Old Town Calabasas to introduce the public to the rich history of the region and to encourage visits to the many landmarks that...
4/17/2013
The Camarillo Ranch Foundation plans to add two events to its lineup of weddings, galas and other special happenings to boost attendance by families and children. The foundation wants to attract more young families with children through family activities that reflect the heritage of the Camarillo Ranch House, foundation Director Marsha Rea said Wednesday in an email to The Star. The foundatio...
4/16/2013
Tucked in the crook of a towering eucalyptus, two predatory puffs of fur marked their one-week birthday Sunday at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park’s annual owl festival in Ventura.The great horned owlets are the latest offspring of a monogamous couple that returns each year to the same feathery eucalyptus tree to breed. More than 100 bird-watchers, young and old, attended the daylong event t...
4/11/2013
The Museum of Ventura County, which collects and displays art and artifacts from the county’s past and present, took a step into the future today with the introduction of its new executive director.The museum’s new lead...
4/7/2013
Families hunted for farm animals hidden in exhibits Sunday at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.The Toy Farm Animal Scavenger Hunt was designed to teach youths about the museum’s current exhibits on large machinery, bees and historical local crops.“The kids find out a lot about agriculture and farming in our city,” said Kevin Genovese, the museum’s director of operations.The scavenger...
3/20/2013
ABOUT 15 years ago, Ron Hyde was thumbing through a Civil War magazine when he came across an advertisement for a museum called Drum Barracks. “The ad said it was located in Wilmington, Calif.,” said Mr. Hyde, who lives in Norco, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “I thought, ‘That’s got to be a typo. It must be in Delaware or North Carolina.’ ” Intrigued, he called the number...
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